Post Bureau, Guwahati (July 25): Expressing concern over the communal riots at BTAD for the last five days, Action Aid, an international NGO, organised a citizen’s meeting in the city on Wednesday.
A part from the concerned citizens, various organisations like Mising Mimang Kebang (MMK), Pragotisil Nari Sanstha, North East Network (NEN) and others had also participated in the meeting.
Condemning the state and central government, Ranoj Pegu, the president of MMK, said that government has failed to maintain peace and security in the state. “Blaming each other will only add to the violence more. The need of the hour is to come u p with political solutions which can address the grievances of the people of the BTAD area,”said Pegu.
“The tension in the area has been growing up since May, but why then the government did not take any action to rein in the situation,” asked Pegu to the government. On the other hand, Anurita Pathak, the president of NEN claimed t hat women in relief camps h ave to suffer more due to conflict.
“Due to unhygienic conditions in the relief camps female folk especially pregnant women, lactic mothers and teenagers during menstrual period have to suffer more. Moreover, the women also suffer from abuses as it is rampant in the relief camps.
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